01. Bemsha Swing [Thelonious Monk] > Grant Slant [Charlie Dennard]
02. Whipping Post [The Allman Brothers Band]
Brian Seeger - guitar
Tim Green - saxs
Brian Coogan - keys
Chris Wood - bass
Stanton Moore - drums
This recording circulates as 9/21/01, but I believe that it is actually from 9/21/02.
For one, on 9/21/01, Chris Wood was on tour with MMW and Stanton Moore was on tour with Galactic. In fact, both bands were playing the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Festival in Live Oak, FL on that date.
In this recording band mentions that Johnny & Debra Vidacovich are in the house and that it's their anniversary. I checked Debra Vidacovich's facebook page and September 21 is, indeed, their anniversary.
On 9/21/02, MMW played in NOLA at the Southern Comfort Festival and the next day they played at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Fest in Live Oak, FL again.
In this recording the band also mentions that is close to 2am, so this could be the night of the 21st/morning of the 22nd or it could be the night of the 20th/morning of the 21st.
Note: there are some spots of digi-noise in track 1 and maybe some of the other tracks.
The first track is a tune of mine called "Nobody's Blues" that was part of our repertoire at the time. The tune listed as "Taxman" is actually a Brian Coogan composition called "James Brown." The tune after "Bemsha Swing" is a composition from organist Charlie Dennard and me called "Grant Slant." That was a classic one we penned during the Moore and More days. Recently, Dennard reworked this tune and released it on an album with the fantastic New Orleans guitarist Todd Duke.
I rate these tracks as 5 stars mainly because they feature saxophonist Tim Green, one of the all time greats on the saxophone, and an amazing human being that left us way too soon. It is so moving to hear him again here - thank you so much for uploading this.
November 5, 2015 Subject:
This show is indeed 09-21-2002
I was at this show, and it was recorded by Mike Falcon.